Friday, January 31, 2014

#31 of 365 Teacup Light

We went over to friends for supper tonight.
We didn't drink tea......

But this cup caught my eye.
Actually the light falling on this cup caught my eye.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

#30 of 365 African Solstice

A new favourite tea!
Actually a different take on my favourite tea - rooibus. The African Solstice is South African rooibus with wild berries, rose petals and vanilla beans.

It is a delectable tea in rather interesting packaging. :)

And an expensive tea as well, but I am savouring every drop.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#29 of 365 Winter Bubbles

Minus 16C, no wind, home just before sunset = another attempt at frozen bubbles.
Still not what I am trying for but pretty none the less.
Taken in the front yard.

Thinking it is time to play with the bubble formula. I need a very strong bubble that will not disintegrate when frozen but will break apart in chunks on impact so I can photograph the unique edges.
If you have any recipes my dear followers, please, do let me know.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

#26 of 365 Still Wine

Still life photography and food. Two of my favourite things. :)
And I love the lines of a wine glass....

Saturday, January 25, 2014

#25 of 365 Bubble #2

Still not cold enough for the frozen bubble shots I am trying for but it is dipping to minus 30's tonight. Perhaps tomorrows sunrise will provide nice lighting on a semi frozen bubble?

I did take a bubble shot today and I will post it because if I don't you will get another food shot - we made lazy holopchi tonight. :)

Very little editing - crop and a vignette and a little sharpening - on the RAW photo. This is the colour as photographed. Bubbles are pretty colourful!

Friday, January 24, 2014

#24 of 365 Supper

Tried to get the frozen bubble again today but it was too warm!! Do you believe it? Minus 26 to plus 4 in 36 hours - Crazy weather we have been having.

Since that didn't work as well as I had planned, I took a photo of supper before we dug in. Oranges, avocados, cilantro and steak made this one fabulous salad.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

#23 of 365 Faucet

I didn't get home from work in time to try the frozen bubbles again - it was dark out when I left work :(

So you get the new tap in the guest bathroom. :)

Tomorrow may give me some more opportunities to play with bubbles…. and freeze my fingers off.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

#22 of 365 Icy Bubbles

Worked on this ideas until my fingers froze and then gave up.
I am trying to photograph frozen bubbles. They are cool but the moment they freeze they shatter into tiny pieces of ice. My plan it to capture one landing without shattering and then photograph it. Although just getting this moving target in focus was challenge enough…..
But I am thinking minus 26 is too cold.
Stay tuned!
Will try again tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

#21 of 365 Acts 2:32

…God has raised this Jesus to life…..

Busy day…. finally sat down with a cup of tea, my Bible and friends tonight.
The only photo op of the day. :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

#20 of 365 Grandma's Closet

She loves getting into my closet and seeing what she can put on……

I love seeing her create something out of my shirts and accessories. :)
She has more style then I do.
She has the pose anyways. :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

#18 of 365 My Other Little Sweetheart

Gosh we had a wonderful sleepover with the girls. They just seem so comfortable with us.
I am sure I kissed her over a hundred times and she giggled with every kiss. :)

They went home early this afternoon.
The house is back in order.
Had time with my other little sweethearts on the west coast today too but blowing kisses on FaceTime is just not the same as the real thing.
Feeling blessed.

Friday, January 17, 2014

#17 of 365 My Sweetheart

…is growing  up.
Girls are here for a sleepover….. Grandpa and I are having fun…...

Thursday, January 16, 2014

#16 of 365 Tourtiere

It's all ya get tonight.
Worked late today and just reformatted my 12 Tb hard drive.

Now in the process of restoring almost 3 Tb of info to it.

Should be finished some time Sunday if al goes without a hitch…. which I am not counting on.
Guess what I am doing this weekend……

Did you know you are supposed to verify your hard drives every month or so and run disk repair if needed?

Me neither.

But I will be faithful from now on.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#15 of 365 The New Sears Catalogue

its here!

Not sure why I got one….
But it did provide some quiet entertainment for them for about 30 seconds. Just long enough to go grab my camera and take one photo - yup - one and they were gone.

Uploading now while they are sleeping because who knows what the rest of the day holds.

It is perfectly fine to comment.
I have removed that silly number/ letter thing that makes it so difficult.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

#14 of 365 Wizard

New cards this Christmas - the old ones were getting worn out. Wizard is a favourite around our house.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

#12 of 365 Waiting

Flt delayed 2 hours. Hanging around the Victoria airport.
Hope we make our connection. Doubt the luggage will.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

#10 of 365 Sooke Harbour

The view from our condo….when it isn't pouring rain. :)
btw - that is not rain spots on my lens. Those little dots are sea gulls looking for scraps from the fishing boats.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

#9 of 365 Westjet

On the road again. Love this airline. The pilot did a bit of a stand up comedy routine just before take off - hilarious. On our 30 min layover in Calgary he bought coffee for the crew and a few of us waiting on board.

" We all know you have choices out there. Thanks for choosing teal. "

Monday, January 6, 2014

#6 of 365 Winter

South Saskatchewan River with the iPhone in minus 36C…. with the car running.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

#4 of 365 Book Store

Hung out at the book store for a few hours today. Didn't buy any photography books - Yeah me!!
I did buy two books on healthy eating and a cooking set for Eva because it had a rolling pin in it. I have been looking all over for a rolling pin because Eva can spend hours playing play doh. A good rolling pin is a necessity.

… that was one expensive 4 inch rolling pin…….

Maybe I will take a photo of it on another day.

Friday, January 3, 2014

#3 of 365 I have the Best clients!!

Yes, I feel doubly blest - love my job with the SHR and love my job as a photographer and I am blessed that I can manage the two of them and still be a Grandma. :)

But when one of my clients blesses me with a gift at my door (and a very appropriate one for a photographer), I am extra doubly blessed!

Thank you Manz family!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

#2 of 365 Don't Put Your Tongue on That

The inside of my garage door. 
Because it is darn cold out there.

thankful for heated seats and remote start!!

Stay Warm! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

1 of 365 Happy New Year

Welcoming in the New Year is a squeaky clean grand daughter.

Yes, back at the 365 for another round. :)